Search Continues for Downed F16V and Missing Pilot F-16V墜海 海陸空全面搜救失聯飛官

Air Force Captain Chen Yi's F-16V fighter jet crashed into the ocean during training on Jan. 11. On the next day, local residents found four pieces of the plane’s wreckage but the pilot has not been found.


The item in the man's hand looks like a piece of the wreckage from the fighter jet that lost contact. This gentleman surnamed Cheng found the first piece of suspected wreckage around 10:30 a.m. and continued to find four more wreckage pieces of various sizes after.

Local Resident: “I found it in the fish farm, not in the ocean. (Please tell me which part of the plane is that). I don't even know. That piece I picked up was really big.”

Local Resident: “Because there is a waterway here. So the helicopter probably should be around here.”

The people who found wreckage pieces are all local residents. They have been eager to assist in the search because they are familiar with the terrain. However, the military kept a low profile and did not confirm whether the found pieces were from the plane. It did immediately assemble a team to go to the area where the wreckage pieces were found and expanded its search. In fact, the search and rescue operation had not stopped since the night before. The helicopter constantly circles near the shooting range area. It was also reported that a parachute was found, but no one has confirmed this. An anonymous search and rescue officer said that after the tide goes out, shoreside visibility is clearer. The best time to find the missing plane and the pilot is before the tide rises at 6 p.m. 
 

 

 

 

手中高舉看起來像飛機殘骸的東西,疑似是這次失聯飛官駕駛的飛機機上所有,上午約10時半,鄭姓民眾找到第一塊疑似殘骸後,就陸續發現四塊大小不一的殘骸。

民眾說:「那在魚塭裡面,不是海外面,(記者:請教一下那是飛機哪個部位?)我也不知道,我撿的那塊很大塊。」

另名民眾說:「因為這邊有個水路,大約這個直升機應該是在這附近而已。」

找到的民眾都是當地人,因為熟悉地形熱心協尋,不過軍方相當低調,不證實是否為飛機殘骸,但立刻集結弟兄,前往民眾發現殘骸的區域擴大搜索,而其實搜救行動從前一晚就沒有停止。上午直升機在靶心區域附近不斷盤旋,也傳出是發現降落傘,但無人證實,不具名的搜救人員說,中午過後退潮,岸邊能見度更清楚,預估到晚上六點漲潮前,都是找到失聯飛機及飛官的最好時機。
 

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